After much debate, town hall meetings and heated arguments for and against that reached a public crescendo this week, the Bahamas government has approved Disney Cruise Line’s nearly half-billion dollar proposal to develop the Lighthouse Point property in South Eleuthera into a cruise port.

“The government of The Bahamas having taken into consideration the views of the majority of the people of Central and South Eleuthera is satisfied that it has made the best decision in the interest of the Bahamian people, a sustainable future for the people of Central and South Eleuthera and the economic development of the country,” said the Cabinet Office in a statement issued following a National Economic Council meeting on the matter.

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When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry.

Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering.

It was bold, it was cool — and, unlike so many rum launches in recent years – it wasn’t trite or cheesy.

It was just what the rum industry needed — and still needs more of — a reminder to consumers that this is a sophisticated, premium spirit — not simply a mundane mixing partner for Coca-Cola.

Now, the man behind Afrohead, master blender Toby Tyler, has launched his newest project — and it’s another important new rum.

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More and more travelers are flocking to the Caribbean island of Grenada, according to the latest numbers from the Grenada Tourism Authority.

The destination has received 111,446 stayover visitors so far this year, a jump of 10.55 percent compared to the first eight months of 2017.

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With the winter season around the corner, it’s easier to escape the cold weather to visit Grenada, with newly announced flights. With record visitor arrival numbers logged for 2018, the continued demand for Grenada has positively impacted airlines such as Air Canada and American Airlines, who have announced additional flights in December to bring vacationers to the three-island destination.

From December 22 through March 30, American Airlines is adding an additional flight to its schedule, departing Miami International Airport on Saturdays at 9:40 a.m. and arriving at Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport at 2:23 p.m. This new flight will be in addition to the later flight that departs Miami at 10:40 a.m. which will allow seamless connections from other cities.

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